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Keeping talent when hiring starts again

Inevitably there will be a recovery and, just as inevitably, there will be a dislocation of talent as companies that have cut staffing to match demand have to restock their workforce to handle the uptick in business.  While this is the typical post-recession scenario, the dynamics are likely to be more extreme this time around because workers have been more badly shaken.

Not only have the job losses been large, but they happened quickly and seemed to strike virtually every corner of the economy and every kind of organization—no matter how strong or successful we thought it was.  People at every rung of the socioeconomic ladder and every level of professional attainment have been affected.  If they haven’t lost jobs themselves, they know someone who has.  This…

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